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    Howdy from Massachusetts!

    Hello there! I'm new here and just joined, I think I'm going to enjoy this site!

    I received a sewing machine for my college graduation and would like to continue the tradition for my two daughters graduating from college this year. My mother-in-law wants to hand down her Bernina 801 sport to my girls but .....which one gets it?! My thought was to buy another and neither girl will ever know which one got their grandmother's.
    Thank you! Have a lovely day!
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 03-25-2019 at 03:22 AM. Reason: correct request is in the In Search Of forum

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
    and a great idea to gift both girls the same
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    Welcome from New Hampshire. I'm glad you found us.
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    I'm not familiar with the 801 Sport but a quick internet search doesn't show much. If you are going to buy a machine, you might want to buy something that's a bit more common and will be easier on down the line. That being said, do either of your daughters show any inclination to sew or quilt?
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I don’t have any experience with this machine but look to see reviews and price of a second one.

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    If the girls have an interest in sewing they may prefer choosing one with features they like better.
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    Welcome from Maine. Good luck in your search. Great gift ideas.
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    Howdy from Texas! Of course you are going to enjoy this site. There are so many, many helpful quilters here who are always ready to answer questions & give encouragement to everyone (old & new quilters). I hope your daughters carry on the quilting tradition.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. I was born in Attleboro. Hope you find what you need.
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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! Do your daughters sew and/or quilt now? Or, are the machines will encourage them to start?

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    Hi and welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome aboard. I think it sounds like a fine tradition, I don't come from a family of quilters myself, didn't grow up with them or with memories of them but I decided it was something I wanted to do when I was a senior in high school. It's been my hobby all this time and my sewing machine was always a treasured possession.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome! I used to live in Quincy, MA. Now splitting time between NH and ME. Where in MA are you from?
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    Welcome from Oregon

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    The Bernina 801 Sport is a marvellous machine. It is the little sister to the 830 Record. I have had one for over 30 years and it has never let me down. If you can find one for one of your daughters, do so.
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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